This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Make it a legal requirement for all powered gates near public areas to be safe.
Existing health & safety laws do not extend to domestic owners, despite their gates frequently being on or near the public highway. This means that such gates are frequently not maintained in a safe condition, creating danger to users & passers-by, especially children.
Since 2006 there have been 6 deaths, 9 serious injuries and countless near misses caused by dangerous powered gates. It is estimated that only 30% of publicly accessible powered gates are safe for users and passers-by. The aim of our petition is to focus owners’ attention on the need for powered gates, which are pieces of potentially dangerous machinery usually placed near public areas, to be safe.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months